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Hagel Resigns And Iran Nuclear Deadline Is Extended

(L-R) German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier, French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius and Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi attend a meeting in Vienna on November 24, 2014. At stake in the Austrian capital Vienna is a historic deal in which Iran would curb its nuclear activities in exchange for broad relief from years of heavy international economic sanctions. It could end a 12-year standoff with the West that has even raised the threat of Israeli military strikes against Iranian nuclear facilities. (Joe Klamar/AFP/Getty Images)
(L-R) German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier, French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius and Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi attend a meeting in Vienna on November 24, 2014. At stake in the Austrian capital Vienna is a historic deal in which Iran would curb its nuclear activities in exchange for broad relief from years of heavy international economic sanctions. It could end a 12-year standoff with the West that has even raised the threat of Israeli military strikes against Iranian nuclear facilities. (Joe Klamar/AFP/Getty Images)

Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel is resigning. He is leaving the administration amid reports that President Barack Obama is dissatisfied with Hagel’s leadership as the Pentagon deals with multiple foreign policy problems, including the fight against ISIS in Iraq and Syria.

Also, negotiators gave up on efforts to agree on a nuclear deal to curb Iran’s nuclear program by today’s deadline, but the deadline has been pushed down the road to July 2015.

Security expert Jim Walsh joins Here & Now‘s Robin Young to discuss these two stories.

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